Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC G6 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC G6 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC G6 Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

DMC G6

  • Introduced in May 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 122.5 x 84.6 x 71.4mm³ (4.8" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 390g (12.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC G6

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC G6 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: OM-D E-M1X an DMC G6 sensor comparison

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC G6: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

DMC G6 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

DMC G6 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the DMC G6

Better choice: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DMC G6 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

DMC G6

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)187
Auto Focus points (4)12123
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.44
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)870340
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 33 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC G6

OM-D E-M1X

DMC G6

Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
390g
(12.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
740cm³
(47 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC G6 are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the DMC G6.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

DMC G6

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DMC G6 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and DMC G6

OM-D E-M1X und DMC G6, front viewOM-D E-M1X und DMC G6, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und DMC G6, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und DMC G6, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Panasonic DMC G6

33
6

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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